“Desperados Waiting for a Train” is a song written by Guy Clark. Autobiographical, Clark tells that the song is about his grandmother’s boyfriend, Jack, who acted as a grandfather to him. Like all great lyrics, the words without music have a powerful effect.
“Nancy Spain” by Barney Rush – recited
Continuing our series of ‘Saying a Song’ we now bring you a recording of the great Barney Rush song “Nancy Spain” Nancy Spain Of all the stars that…
“It being on the twenty third of June…” ‘Spancilhill’ is a true and tragic story
“Spancilhill” was originally written as a poem by 23 year old Michael Considine, in the full knowledge that he was mortally ill and that he would die far from home and far from his “first and only love” whom he would never see again.
“And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda” by Eric Bogle – a new interpretation
“And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda” by Eric Bogle recited by Frank McGrath. In stripping away melody the words alone are left to convey the bleak vistas and raw emotion of the story.
Happy St. Patrick’s & St. Sheelagh’s Days
Happy St. Patrick’s and St. Sheelagh’s Days on March 17th and 18th.
‘Why We Build The Wall’ by Anaïs Mitchell
Brexit is a massive exercise of ‘wall building’. Potentially, it could be just as much a physical entity as Trump’s wall along the Mexican border and more disruptive and costly…
Trump’s idea to arm teachers was inspired by Archie Bunker
There’s not really much to say on this other than to offer “Archie Bunker’s Editorial on Gun Control” to you directly and let you decide… Thank you Archie Bunker
My Name Is #MyNameIs
A video highlighting the plight of more than 3,000 children cast into homelessness in Ireland and in support of the Inner City Homeless Help charity and their #MyNameIs campaign.
Social Democrats National Conference 2018—A twitter review
Philip O’Connor gives his account of the Social Democrats National Conference 2018 on Twitter via @philipoconnor
Main stream media didn’t give the event much attention but the Swedish based journalist and author was well impressed.
“Carnations” by Brian O’Rourke
“Carnations” by Brian O’Rourke might be an antidote to the vomitous, pressurised, and hyped consumerism of Valentine’s Day. The performance by Frank McGrath should propel you well beyond all and any romantic notions (God between us and all harm).